A Twenty-First Century Double Bill of Tales of Luck, Obsession and Greed

09/07/2018

2018 Opera Saratoga Summer Festival [1] – Little, Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera; Williams, Rocking Horse Winner: Soloists and The Opera Saratoga Orchestra / David Alan Miller (conductor), Opera Saratoga, The Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, 6.7.2018. (RP)

Tyler Nelson Paul in Rocking Horse Winner © Gary David Gold

Tyler Nelson (Paul) in Rocking Horse Winner
(c) Gary David Gold

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The Skating Rink is Not as Engaging and Stimulating as it Could Be

08/07/2018

David Sawer, The Skating Rink (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Garry Walker (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 5.7.2018 (CR)

Ben Edquist (Remo), Nuria (Lauren Zolezzi) & Enric (Grant Doyle) (c) Johan Persson

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A Fine La traviata Rounds Off a Fine Opera Season in Zurich

08/07/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 6.7.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s La traviata (c) T+T Fotografie

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NCO’s Rare Haydn Opera is an Enchanting Oxford Evening

06/07/2018

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Haydn: Soloists of New Chamber Opera and The Band of Instruments / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 4.7.2018. (CR)

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Bonafede (Thomas Kennedy) and the telescope
(c) Michael Burden

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Elena Stikhina Makes an Outstanding Debut as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer

04/07/2018

2018 Munich Opera Festival [2] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Bertrand De Billy (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 2.7.2018. (JMI)

Der fliegende Holländer at the 2018 Munich Opera Festival © W. Hösl

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Carmen in Zurich: Some Fine Voices but Lacks White Heat

03/07/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Childrens’ Chorus of Zurich Opera, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Orchestra Zurich / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 1.7.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Carmen (c) Judith Schlosser

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The Extraordinary Kirill Petrenko Leads a Dream Cast in a New Parsifal

03/07/2018

2018 Munich Opera Festival [1] – Wagner, Parsifal: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 1.7.2018. (JMI)

Parsifal at the 2018 Munich Opera Festival © W. Hösl

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Pelléas is Stefan Herheim’s Directorial Debut at Glyndebourne

02/07/2018

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 30.7.2018. (CC)

2018 Glyndebourne Festival’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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